When a patient comes to the hospital for an eye examination, an order is created in the EHR. Our software ensures that this order is visible on the modality as a (DICOM) worklist. As a doctor or Technical Ophthalmic Assistant, you will see the patient to be treated in your worklist. For this patient, you can then take all kinds of images and record measurements. At the end of the ophthalmic examination, these images are automatically stored in the RVC Clinical Repository. In RVC Clinical Assistant you can assess the images and measurements and compare them with previous results. The screen layout can be easily set to show multiple studies or multiple images from a single study. This layout can be adjusted with just one mouse-click. Our software also has predefined presentation layouts (hanging protocols). These layouts are set by type of examination and are then applied automatically.
Numerical data are shown in tables, so that they are immediately visible to you as a specialist. In addition, our software can use these numerical data to generate graphs and trend views.
If patients visit the ophthalmology department more often, RVC Clinical Assistant ensures that results from previous treatments are forwarded to the relevant modality. You can think of a Phoropter, which can be automatically set to the results of the last measurement. This allows you to establish a diagnosis faster and have more time for the patient.
RVC Clinical Assistant can automatically send a message to the EHR system that the patient's research results are available. These are visible from the EHR with one mouse-click.
RVC Clinical Assistant has several standard functionalities, specifically for the support of ophthalmic specialists. Annotations can be made on all images in RVC Clinical Assistant and calibrated measurements are possible. Unique to RVC Clinical Assistant is that you can show all kinds of studies side by side in one viewer. This gives you an integral view on the patient.
Fundus and FAG photography:
RVC Clinical Assistant has several layouts that support the workflow of the ophthalmologist. For example, the Fundus layout offers the possibility to automatically place fundus images next to each other (OD/OS), or to show and edit multiple images in a grid on the screen. Adjusting colors, adjusting brightness or changing contrast are standard functions within the image viewer.
Images of a Fluorescence Angiography are placed next to each other by default, with the penultimate examination next to the current study. It is possible to apply image grids to view multiple images in one view, for example a series of FAG images within 1 minute.
OCT viewing and measurements:
As a standard layout, the penultimate OCT image is placed under the current image. Within RVC Clinical Assistant you can scroll (synchronously) through OCT images. A 'localizer' indicates at which location on the retina you are currently looking. It is possible to make calibrated measurements of the different layers in the retina. Our software is able to present all the different image types from an OCT in the right way.
RVC Clinical Assistant supports radiological images such as Ultrasounds, CT and MRI scans. Both individual images and multiframe files can be viewed in our viewer. Measurements on these images can be done in the same way as on the OCT or Fundus images.
With video recording during the OR it is possible to record both the overview video and the procedure video simultaneously. All photos, video clips, long videos and registered data are immediately available within RVC Clinical Assistant. Pieces can be cut from recorded videos. That way, it's possible to save a particular piece of the long procedure video and delete the rest.
In addition to assessing and comparing images, data and signals, you can draw up a report directly with our Registration & Clinical documentation module. With our intelligent knowledge tree structure, you can quickly and efficiently create a high-quality report for your examination. It is possible in the report to indicate where the images were taken during the examination. The report is added to the patient folder and can be easily sent to the GP through transmural interfaces (such as Edifact and XDS).
RVC MESO DICOM camera
The RVC MESO DICOM camera easily creates images and ensures that they are immediately stored on the server and are visible in RVC Clinical Assistant. This modality is ideally suited for ophthalmologists who take medical photos of, for example, eyelids of patients. The RVC software sends a worklist to the camera. The camera ensures that these images are immediately visible in RVC Clinical Assistant. You can then combine these images with other ophthalmic images that are already present, such as FAG and/or OCT images.
RVC Clinical Assistant can be deployed hospital-wide within all specialties. When patients are being treated in different departments, images, signals and data can be exchanged internally and also cross-enterprise to different hospitals. For example, it is possible that doctors from the department of internal medicine view OCT images of diabetes patients, who are being treated in both ophthalmology and internal medicine. This allows you as a doctor to create an integral patient view and multidisciplinary consultation.
The RVC software is vendor-independent. RVC has successfully connected research equipment from many different manufacturers. If a device is not yet known to us, we will do our utmost to realize the interface with our software for doctors.
With our software we offer support for: Lens measurements, Keratometry, Refractive measurements, Tonometry, Phoropter, Pachymetry, A-scan, B-scan, Ultrasound, Corneal topography, Fundus photo, Fluorescence Angiography, OCT, Perimetry, Slit lamp, Microscope, Video sources, Echoes, CT scans, MRI scans.